The Call is the kind of vaguely smart, extremely gory gloop you should watch on TV, preferably when you're tucked up in bed with a delirium-inducing fever. That way, you won't notice when the script goes bonkers.
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A high-concept thriller that certainly has the potential to self-destruct... But genre specialist Brad Anderson gives it a taut, low-budget energy that keeps it pulsing throughout its entire running time.